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Dragline Operator

Elburn, IL | Temporary
6 Days Ago

Job Description

Why work for us?

Driven by our purpose: Building progress for people and the planet. We are transforming to become the leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Holcim US offers an unparalleled range of innovative cement, aggregates, asphalt, concrete products and construction services that have been the foundation for infrastructure projects across the globe. To move the industry forward to a greener future we need people who are passionate about sustainability, are driven to shape and influence perception and keen to build, grow and thrive in our high-performance culture. Are you ready to build progress with us?


Position Summary

All duties are performed in a work-safe manner; plant safety rules are followed and individual works as a team member. 


Dragline Operators are given primary responsibility of performing all plant and quarry tasks that require the use of the DragLine. The associated equipment of the limestone quarry and the plant equipment are also considered equipment to be operated through mobile operators.


Key Responsibilities

Safety Responsibilities - Understand and comply with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) policies to assume that environmental, health and safety are the first priority of the business. Actively support key safety initiatives at the facility and assist the department as needed to improve EHS performance and results.


The teams are limestone quarry and plant mobile equipment with a salaried supervisor coordinating team activities. Tasks and equipment utilized are changed per requirements of plant needs; therefore, individuals must possess a variety of task skills. 


Relationships with Other Jobs

This position will interact with production and maintenance personnel to reduce and eliminate production interruptions.



Required Education:  High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements: Previous Underground mining experience


  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to health, safety and environmental policies in all work environments and areas. Promote a culture of safety and exhibit these behaviours.
  • Successful candidates must adhere to all safety protocols and proper use of Holcim approved Personal Protection Equipment ("PPE"), including but not limited to respirators. Employees that are required to wear respirators must be clean shaven where the respirator seal meets the face in order to pass the qualitative and quantitative fit tests.
  • Previous welding, cutting experience (plus) no required.
  • Basic math, reading, and writing skills required (English)
  • Haul trucks, loaders, and various mine equipment experience preferred
  • Willing to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Part 48 MSHA training
  • Local 150 preferred

Physical Requirements & Conditions:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical/drug/alcohol test 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of products, industry terminology
  • Must be safety-oriented and exhibit safe work habits
  • Punctual and reliable; good attendance required
  • Good communication skills – verbal and listening